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Last year, Westwinds Residents Organization members elected seven board members, some to a one-year term, and some to a two-year term.
Now, all directors are elected to two-year terms.
Hi! I'm Patrick Grimes. My family and I moved to Westwinds almost 30 years ago. Like you, I was alarmed on January 3, 2020, at seeing the scary flyer on our carport. It sounded like we were being threatened with eviction in 2022. I decided to help unite our community and fight this threat.
One week later, I attended the very first meeting of what would become Westwinds Residents Organization. We spoke with community organizers, lawyers, and former city councilmembers. I attended and gave testimony at both the Housing & Community Development and the Planning Commission meetings. Because of our public testimony, both groups voted in favor of a new land use designation that would place an additional hurdle in front redevelopers by requiring a city council vote. I helped post reminders of the upcoming city council meeting on every carport, and you responded. After almost two hours of public testimony, the city council voted unanimously to protect not only Westwinds, but all 58 mobile home parks in San Jose!
However, the only way to ensure the long term security and stability of our community is for the residents to control the land. I helped organize a webinar last summer to explain how housing co-ops can -- and have -- allowed residents to purchase their parks.
The founding board members chose me as WRO's first president.
I will continue to put my time, energy, and abilities into keeping Westwinds an affordable mobile home park. I invite all residents with the same goal to join us in our work!
Thank you, Patrick Grimes
Hi, my name is Antonio. I’m a Westwinds mobile home park resident since 2013. We live in one of the best locations here at the SF South Bay area.
Since I heard about the chance of having to move, I started to join this group of talented people now the WRO board of directors.
Like many other Westwinds residents, I believe we can make our way of living affordable and stable for our families' future.
Thank you, Antonio Bastida